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Penrith have somehow got out of jail with miraculous comebacks in their last three encounters – can they register a more straightforward victory against the worst defensive side in the competition on Saturday afternoon at home?
If they are serious about their premiership hopes, they need to post a comprehensive win. Still reeling from the shock sacking of coach Anthony Griffin, the Panthers again needed to rely on a late fightback to topple the Titans last week in golden point.
That win followed similar comebacks against the Raiders and Sea Eagles – also sides languishing well outside the top eight. Fortunately for the Panthers, they now once again face a side outside of the finals – but if they want to challenge in September, they need to improve significantly.
Saturday’s clash against the Knights represents a golden chance for Penrith to round into form and regain some confidence – can they take advantage?
Newcastle have lost their last three games on the trot and are down to 11th on the ladder after last week’s 20-4 defeat to the Warriors.
With the worst points differential in the NRL, the Knights are still not guaranteed to avoid what would be a fourth straight wooden spoon, especially with most of the sides near the bottom of the ladder actually playing their best football of the season at the moment.
Newcastle do have Kalyn Ponga back for this match, but I still can’t see them troubling the Panthers at the foot of the mountains. Penrith have dominated this fixture in recent times and they should be able to outclass the Hunter side once more.
James Maloney (knee) and Jack Hetherington (suspension) are out for the Panthers, with Tyrone May starting at five-eighth, James Tamou returning from injury in the front row and Moses Leota and Wayde Egan joining the bench.
Newcastle are unchanged from last week.
Panthers: 1. Tyrone Peachey 2. Josh Mansour 3. Waqa Blake 4. Dean Whare 5. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 6. Tyrone May 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Sione Katoa 10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Isaah Yeo 13. James Fisher-Harris 14. Wayde Egan 15. Trent Merrin 16. Corey Harawira-Naera 17. Moses Leota 18. Kaide Ellis 19. Christian Crichton 20. Adam Keighran 21. Liam Martin.
Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Ken Sio 3. Sione Mata’utia 4. Cory Denniss 5. Shaun Kenny-dowall 6. Jack Cogger 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Herman Ese’ese 9. Danny Levi 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Aidan Guerra 14. Jamie Buhrer 15. Chris Heighington 16. Pasami Saulo 17. JJ Felise 18. Nicholas Meaney 19. Josh King 20. Brodie Jones 21. Luke Yates.